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Syllabus for

Academic year
TDA357 - Databases
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-25 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKITE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Computer Science and Engineering, Information Technology
Department: 37 - COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Course round 1


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D

Course elements   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Examination 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c   13 Jan 2015 pm H,  13 Apr 2015 pm M,  27 Aug 2015 pm V
0206 Laboratory 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    

In programs

TKIEK INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT - Information technology, Year 3 (compulsory)
MPBME BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPIDE INTERACTION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
TIDAL COMPUTER ENGINEERING, Year 3 (compulsory)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Aarne Ranta
Bitr professor  Graham Kemp



Course round 2


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students

Course elements   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0106 Examination 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c   20 Mar 2015 am M,  13 Apr 2015 pm J,  27 Aug 2015 pm J
0206 Laboratory 3,0c Grading: UG   3,0c    

In programs

TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
MPBME BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKTEM ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Aarne Ranta
Bitr professor  Graham Kemp



Replaces

TDA355   Data bases TDA356   Databases

Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/f0165e1e-72cd-4135-b34d-831b49f38b9e


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Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites

Programming experience (in Java) is a prerequisite, as is basic mathematical maturity, and a course in data structures. Dispensations can only be permitted with the permission of the course instructor.

Aim

Databases are a ubiquitous feature of the information technology society, and most people have come in contact with them, either directly while using the world wide web, or indirectly through banks, the tax office, etc. A course on database systems is therefore essential to a well-rounded education in computer science.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Knowledge and understanding
1. Discuss and use features of different data models: the entity-relationship
model, the relational model and the semi-structured model.
2. Apply design theory for relational databases.
3. Describe the effect of indexes and transactions in a relational database.
4. Describe how access can be controlled via user authorisation.

Skills and abilities
1. Implement a database design using a data definition language.
2. Query and modify data using a data manipulation language.
3. Express queries in relational algebra.
4. Implement a database application in a host language.

Judgement and approach
1. Construct an entity-relationship diagram for a given domain.
2. Design and implement a database application that meets given requirements.

Content

The course covers the basic principles of database systems as seen by users, application programmers and database administrators. A laboratory assignment develops these topics as a running example throughout the course. These include programming in SQL, as seen by a user querying or modifying an existing database, by a database designer, and by an application programmer invoking SQL from a host language.
Course contents include:
* Entity-Relationship modelling
* Functional Dependencies and Normalisation
* Database querying and manipulation through SQL
* Interfacing to a database from a host language (Java/JDBC)
* The semi-structured model, XML
The course is thus a typical first course in database systems, and occupies a traditional place in the curriculum.

Organisation

The course consists of weekly lectures and exercise sessions. There is also a laboratory assignment divided into the following parts:
1. Designing a database
2. Implementing the above database
3. Using the database from an external application

Literature

Information about literature will be given on the course home-page before the start of the course.

Examination

Written examination and compulsory programming assignments.


Published: Fri 18 Dec 2009. Modified: Wed 04 Apr 2018